Apple iPhone 5 v Samsung Drop Test Video

Ok, a person with the YouTube Channel “New World Apple” decided to conduct a “drop test” of the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung S3. The result is the Apple…

Pantech USA’s BURST Android Offered By AT&T For 99 Cents; Has Problems

Pantech USA offers a neat looking but not well-designed-to-use Android-based smartphone called BURST that AT&T’s offering for 99 cents and has a set of annoying problems. This blogger’s Mother was…

TechCrunch Disrupt SF: Livebolt Wins Hack, But Judges Blow

Congrats to Livebolt, The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon winner. The original plan for this blogger didn’t include TechCrunch Disrupt SF because of family obligations after the Democratic National Convention. But all…

How Fortune 500 Companies Use Top Social Media Platforms

There’s a cool infographic by the web development firm Go-Gulf.com that shows the patterns of use of the top social media platforms. Note that I highlighted top social media platforms…

Are these Apple iPhone 5 photos over at Nowhereelse.fr?

A number of American tech bloggers have pointed to the French blog Nowhereelse.fr, as having true photos of the Apple iPhone 5. But it’s obvious some bloggers over here in…

Zennie Abraham to host Tonya Hall Radio Show, talk Social Media, Sep 5th

Zennie Abraham, known as Zennie62, was invited to host the Tonya Hall Radio Show on KRCN Radio Colorado Network in Denver Boulder and Fort Collins on Wednesday, September 5th, at…

President Obama on Reddit live chatting now

President Barack Obama, as this is being written, is participating in what’s called an “Ask me anything,” chat via Reddit, the Internet link forum that calls itself “The Front Page…

Tech News: Offbeatr is Crowdfunding for Adult Community Tech Projects

Say you have an idea for a tech startup, but because its an app for risque photos, or a website comparing the legs of women in your dorm, Kickstarter kicked…

PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일) Music Video His 19 Million Views

Wow. PSY – GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일), the music video from Korea, and from a rapper I’ve never heard of, gained over 19 million views. That’s 9 million more views than…

Twitter Is Down As Of 9:05 AM, PDT

Twitter is down as of 9:05 AM Pacific Daylight Time. This was confirmed at the Twitter Status Webpage with this note: Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers…

Nextdoor Social Network For Neighborhoods Has One Problem

Nextdoor.com is a kind of social network for neighborhoods that this blogger thought had a lot of promise, and it still does if it can eliminate one glaring problem I’ll…

YouTube Livestream Embed Does Not Work For Le Web

If YouTube wants to be the dominant player in providing livestream service over USTREAM.tv, it’s got to get its act together with respect to embedding its livestream video – something…

Le Web London 2012 Live: Robert Scoble Talks The Public Life

(YouTube Livestream embed isn’t always reliable.) At Le Web, Tech Blogger Robert Scoble talks about the advantages of a ‘public life’ or so called because he shares a lot of…

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Forbes’ Victoria Murphy Called Him “Unlikely Successor” In 2004

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Apple Founder and CEO Steve Jobs’ pick to replace him prior to his passing (both shown above), can look back and laugh at Victoria Murphy (now…

Pownce V. Twitter – Remembering An Old Social Media Battle

Pownce V. Twitter. What’s Pownce you ask? What’s fun about 2012 and the emergence of Social Media as both a term and an industry (remember when “New Media” was the…

Social Media Over Traditional Journalism, Old Media, As News Source

Social Media has officially replaced traditional journalism and Old Media as the first news source of choice. Or so says a cool infographic created and distributed by Schools.com. The infographic,…

TechCrunch Traffic Up 36 Percent Due To Facebook IPO News

Don’t look now, but TechCrunch – the blog founded by Michael Arrington, who in 2010 then sold it to the Tim Armstrong and Arriana Huffington-ran AOL, and the same Huffington…

PicPlz, Instagram Competitor, Shutting Down “Permanently” July 3rd

PicPlz, the San Francisco-and-Seattle-based mobile photo-sharing platform founded by Dalton Caldwell, who is now founder of Mixed Media Labs, and this blogger is on (along with a number of others…

Martin Lewis Sells MoneySavingExpert.com Website For £87 Million Or $133 Million

Martin Lewis Sells MoneySavingExpert.com For £87 Million? If you’re reading this and in America, you’re wondering first, who is Martin Lewis, second why is his website worth £87 Million, and…

Facebook Stock Drop Will Force New Attack On Google’s Turf

Facebook stock has dropped from a high of $42.05 on the first day of trading to Tuesday’s new closing low of $28.80, losing $35 billion in value in the process,…

TechCrunch Disrupt: Michael Arrington Forgets AngelGate At Bin 38

Is TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington losing his memory? Earlier today, this blogger noted the drop in buzz for TechCrunch Disrupt New York, and pointed as the reason, in part, the…

Tap Tank: Life Goal Monitoring Platform Getting Mobile App

Tap Tank is a New York City-based company started by Alisha Outridge, who I met along with her business partner Yael Tamar, at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2011. The three…

TechCrunch Disrupt New York: First Kinda Post – Michael Arrington Disrupt Lacks Buzz

TechCrunch Disrupt is into its third day of activities in New York City, and while this blogger’s not there for the second year (I’ll opt for San Francisco because I’ve…

Facebook Must Fix The Faulty Friending Algorithm

Facebook’s friend algorithm is poorly designed, and to a degree that this blogger finds consistently annoying. Really, it’s not just the algorithm that tells you that you’re “friending” people you…

Social Media Ad Trust And TV Activity Trust Now Common Measure

“Social Media Ad Trust Grows; Old Media Ad Trust Shrinks?” That’s right. According to a number of sources, as more and more people go online trust in social media ads,…

Twitter For Small Business: Fitting Square Peg In Round Hole

Twitter. I love it, and combined with Tout it’s a powerful tool. But Twitter’s one main issue has been revenue generation. The problem is Twitter’s basic design is not, for…

Tango Video Calling Growth Focus Of BBC Laura Locke

Tango is not just a dance, but an app that allows you to make video calls via your cell phone. It’s Face Time for those who don’t have an Apple…

Rick Bolander Interview: VC Says Facebook Buy Of Instagram Is Anomaly In Tech, Social Media

Rick Bolander says Facebook’s purchase of Instagram is an anomaly in the tech, Social Media space. In the third installment of my interview with the Managing Partner of Gabriel Venture…

Rick Bolander Interview: On Gabriel Venture Partners And DEMO

Rick Bolander, Managing Partner of Gabriel Venture Partners, sat down with me recently, and after the DEMO event in Santa Clara, to talk about what Gabriel Venture Partners looks for…

Rick Bolander Is The Best VC You Never Heard Of

Who is Rick Bolander? When I say “venture capitalist” who comes to mind for you? Is it Peter Thiel, who was made famous by appearing in the movie The Social…

Turntable.fn Latest In Digital Music Revolution

Ok, a full disclosure. I discovered Turntable.fn via a blog post that was linked to by my friend Davey D on Facebook. So this is a friend using social media,…

Web 2.0 Summit No-Go For 2012. I’m Trying To Cry…

2012 will see the Web 2.0 Summit, that small conference that Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle expertly established to become a kind an annual bellweather of where tech was going.…

Are you a tech junkie? When digitial and media collecting becomes digital hoarding

Melinda Beck, a journalist with welcomed me as a psychological expert and contributor to her article,   The speed at which the technology industry is infiltrating our lives is taking…

WhoSay: A Platform For Celebs Who Don’t Know Blogging, But Should

WhoSay is a platform you may have seen if you click on a photo in a celebrity’s Twitter stream. Generally it leads to a page with that person’s photo and…

Alexis Tsotsis Of TechCrunch Says AOL “Undeniably Sucks”

After it was purchased by America Online – opps, AOL – for $30 million, and saw Huffington Post Founder Arriana Huffington become the boss over it, TechCrunch tech blog has…